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An Efficiency Analysis Of Cattle Backgrounding In Kansas


  • Gow, Laura R.
  • Langemeier, Michael R.


Efficiency measures can be used to generate inferences about the future direction of the industry and determine factors that may influence the structure. This study evaluated relative efficiencies of Kansas backgrounding operations. Farms that engaged in the backgrounding of cattle were very inefficient. Significant improvement is needed in technology adoption and input usage.

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  • Gow, Laura R. & Langemeier, Michael R., 1999. "An Efficiency Analysis Of Cattle Backgrounding In Kansas," 1999 Annual Meeting, July 11-14, 1999, Fargo, ND 35701, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:waeafa:35701

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    1. Bozoglu, Mehmet & Ceyhan, Vedat, 2007. "Measuring the technical efficiency and exploring the inefficiency determinants of vegetable farms in Samsun province, Turkey," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 94(3), pages 649-656, June.

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